Watermelon Fruit Slice Coasters: Free Pattern

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First up, Crochet Watermelon Fruit Slice Coasters!

Ok, so if you have been on Pinterest at all, you have probably seen a variation of these adorable coasters. Rather than following along to another designer’s pattern, as I often do, I decided to give designing my own a try. I really wanted to have double sided coasters, so that the back would be as pretty as the front for easy flipping. This post features the pattern for my watermelon motif. Be sure to check back for citrus fruits, apples, planets, seashells, and cats!



These little guys work up relatively quickly, and make a fun inexpensive gift for a housewarming, wedding shower, teacher, boss, sibling, parent, co-worker, or friend. If you have any questions about the pattern, please reach out to me via email or leave a comment on the post.

If you would rather purchase a set of coasters outright, you may buy them here:
Crochet Watermelon Fruit Slice Coasters

That said, here is the pattern!

–Supplies–

Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size G/4.0mm
Three Skeins Medium Weight (4) Cotton or Cotton Blend Yarn in Pink, White, and Green
(I used Premier Home in Cotton Candy, Solid White, and Cucumber Lime, Lily Sugar ‘N Cream is another option)
Black Embroidery Floss or One Skein Medium Weight (4) Cotton or Cotton Blend Yarn
(Really, any black yarn would work, just remember to think about texture.)
Tapestry Needle

–Techniques–

Magic Circle
Single Chain
Slip Stitch
Double Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Single Crochet

–Instructions–

Side A
Starting with pink —>

Round 1: Using a magic circle, chain three, then crochet seven double crochet stitched into the ring. Pull tail tight and join with slip stitch to chain three. Here and throughout the pattern, your chain three DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Round 2: Chain three. Two double crochet into first stitch (stitching into both front and back loop). Repeat to end of round. You should have 14 double crochet stitches not including the original chain three. Join with a slip stitch to the chain three.

Round 3: Chain three. Two double crochet into first stitch (stitching into both front and back loop). Repeat to end of round. You should have 28 double crochet stitches not including the original chain three. Join with a slip stitch to the chain three.

Round 4: Chain three. Two double crochet into first stitch (stitching into both front and back loop). Repeat to end of round. You should have 56 double crochet stitches not including the original chain three. Join with a slip stitch to the chain three.

–Join White–

Round 5: Using the white, chain two. Like the chain three from earlier rounds, this will not count towards your stitch total. Half double crochet into the first double crochet stitch from the previous round. Continue using half double crochet, one in each stitch around for a total of 56 half doubles. Join with slip stitch to chain two.

–Join Green–

Round 6: Using the green, chain one. As in previous rounds, this does not count towards your stitch total. Single crochet into the first half double crochet stitch from the previous round. Continue using single crochet, one in each stitch around for a total of 56 singles. Join with slip stitch to chain two. This is the last round of Side A. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Side B
Using green for the entire side —>

Round 1: Using a magic circle, chain three, then crochet seven double crochet stitched into the ring. Pull tail tight and join with slip stitch to chain three. Here and throughout the pattern, your chain three DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Round 2: Chain three. Two double crochet into first stitch (stitching into both front and back loop). Repeat to end of round. You should have 14 double crochet stitches not including the original chain three. Join with a slip stitch to the chain three.

Round 3: Chain three. Two double crochet into first stitch (stitching into both front and back loop). Repeat to end of round. You should have 28 double crochet stitches not including the original chain three. Join with a slip stitch to the chain three.

Round 4: Chain three. Two double crochet into first stitch (stitching into both front and back loop). Repeat to end of round. You should have 56 double crochet stitches not including the original chain three. Join with a slip stitch to the chain three.

Round 5: Using the white, chain two. Like the chain three from earlier rounds, this will not count towards your stitch total. Half double crochet into the first double crochet stitch from the previous round. Continue using half double crochet, one in each stitch around for a total of 56 half doubles. Join with slip stitch to chain two.

Round 6: Using the green, chain one. As in previous rounds, this does not count towards your stitch total. Single crochet into the first half double crochet stitch from the previous round. Continue using single crochet, one in each stitch around for a total of 56 singles. Join with slip stitch to chain two. This is the last round of Side A. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Before moving on to the next step, either embroider or surface crochet seeds to the face of your watermelon. I added six seeds, basically putting one between each stitch in the second round.

Joining Sides A & B
Using green —>

Lay sides A & B so that their back sides are facing one another. Holding the two sides together, insert your hook through any stitch of Side A all the way through the corresponding stitch on Side B. Grab the yarn with your hook and pull up a loop. Grab the yarn again and pull through the loop creating a slip stitch. Repeat this process all the way around until each stitch has been joined with a slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Enjoy your coasters and stay crafty friends!